MESA, Ariz. — Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester stopped short of declaring himself ready for Opening Day but after throwing 55 pitches on Thursday in a minor league contest against Cubs farmhands he’s getting closer.
“I have one more start,” Lester said afterward. “I don’t like to look past the next one. … It’s not my first rodeo. We’ll figure it out.”
Lester hit between 90-93 mph on the radar gun and both he and his catcher, David Ross, agreed that his fastball was mostly good but his off-speed stuff was not as sharp after missing a start recently due to a …Read the Rest